Our Alumni

Cassandra Skolnick, ’22
Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, B.A.
Vice President, Events Coordinator, Editor and Writer, Spring 2022


The United States is Overdue for a Film Like Pixote (1980)

by Cassandra Skolnick, November 22, 2021 Press the “channel up” button on your television remote several times. Every channel you stop on features colonial concepts of gender and power, concealing relevant truths about actual lived experiences. This is how those in the status quo maintain systems of oppression; unchanged, unchallenged, and uninterrupted. We need an…

Colleges Pressure Students Away from the Humanities

by Cassandra Skolnick, March 7, 2021 The emphasis on STEM-related majors at colleges and universities has been aggressively fueled by the growing influence of educational systems and political propaganda (Wright). Job seeking websites—including Monster.com—stated that when it came to the highest-paid industries, “…No surprise, STEM majors—science, technology, engineering, and math—came out on top” (Monster.com). Based…

Supreme Court Packing – How safe is the precedent established by Obergefell v. Hodges?

by Cassandra Skolnick, October 30, 2020 The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg left the United States in insurmountable mourning. While many of us took time to reflect on the life of a human rights icon, conservatives fixated on the opportunity to pack another conservative justice into an already ideologically polarized Supreme Court (hereto…

Zarya Shaikh, ’22
Biochemistry and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, B.A.
Writer, Spring 2022


The Impact of Audre Lorde

by Zarya Shaikh, May 8, 2022 My central guiding question is “how can the impact of Audre Lorde as a catalyst for women’s liberation be itemized?” This question can be answered by examining Poet Audre Lorde’s work in the Women’s Liberation Movement during the late 1960s going into 1980. Audre Lorde (1934-1992) championed equality through…


by Zarya Shaikh, December 31, 2021 Spending time between Pakistan and the United States as a child, I have learned about different receptions to the LGBTQ+ community in two cultures. I thought that the first time I met a transgender individual was as a 14-year-old in America. After reading Jeffrey Gettleman’s article “The Peculiar Position…

Racial and Gendered Stratification of The Reproductive Justice Movement

by Zarya Shaikh, November 3, 2021 The birth control movement, infertility treatments, and abortion rights campaign deliver liberation to all who benefit from them. Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) folx are not the intended benefactors of these initiatives. BIPOC individuals, particularly those with lower socioeconomic status in comparison with their white counterparts, are…

Patricia Kozikowski, ’21
Psychology, B.S.
Writer, Fall 2020


COVID-19 Does Discriminate

by Patricia Kozikowski, September 28, 2020 Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have heard the phrase “the coronavirus doesn’t discriminate” multiple times. But if the virus doesn’t discriminate, why are certain groups of people suffering more than others? A perfect example of this social issue is the differences in fatality rates in New York City…

Srihita Mediboina, ’21
Applied Mathematics, B.S.
& Economics, B.A.
Writer, Spring 2021


Is Surrealism Misogynistic?

by Srihita Mediboina, March 27, 2021 Two years ago, I took a trip to the Modern Museum of Art for an assignment for an introductory art history class. We had learned about a few art movements including surrealism. So, I decided to write my paper on a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, perhaps the most famous…

Pavithra Venkataraman, ’22
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, B.A.
Writer & Graphic Designer, 2020 – 2021


The Medicalization of Birth in the United States of America

by Pavithra Venkataraman, March 20, 2021 “The United States provides the world’s most expensive maternity care but has worse pregnancy outcomes than almost every other industrialized country” (Feldhusen, 2000). When analyzing the differences between how America approaches birth, and how other developed countries approach birth, there is one that stands out: medicalization. Medicalization is a…

Haasitha Korlipara, ’23
Biology, B.S.
Writer, Spring 2021


Defying Labels: The Afro-Latinidad Complex

by Haasitha Korlipara, April 19, 2021 Think back to Shakira and J-Lo’s memorable, high-energy performance during the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show. The singers embraced various elements of Latin American culture, an example being the incorporation of two Afro-Colombian dance forms, Champeta and Mapalé, into Shakira’s choreography. What appeared to be a showcase of Latino…

Iqra Ishrat, ’23
Psychology, B.S.
Writer, Spring 2021


Gentrification: A Call For Reform or a Negative Acceptance?

by Iqra Ishrat, April 9, 2021 According to experts from Brookings Institute, gentrification is “the process of neighborhood change that results in the replacement of lower income residents with higher income ones” (Kennedy & Leonard, 2001), and has existed in United States urban centers since the 1970s (Fox, 2013). Since then, it has been changing…

Hassaan Qaiser, ’23
Biology, B.S.
Writer, Spring 2021


Shanzida Refa, ’23
Chemistry, B.S.
Secretary, Spring 2021
Writer, 2020 – 2021


Joan Antony, ’24
Biology & Philosophy, B.A.
Writer, Spring 2021


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